I’ve been a youth leader, kids ministry leader, involved in church boards and one of the toughest questions I always loved to face was, is what I am leading helping those that attend to grow closer to Jesus or am I just entertaining them. To boil it down, are they growing spiritually? What’s our approach to tracking spiritual growth?[Read more…] about Tracking Spiritual Growth Or Gut Feel?
In the first post in this series, Lessons From Paul, we alluded to that church leaders need to have good self-awareness to lead through uncertain times. No doubt self awareness is important in leading, at any time. You can read the first post here. It is that much more important in times of crisis. While other lessons from Paul (as in that apostle) are applicable at any time, they are more important in uncertain times. Leverage tech. That’s the lesson from Paul we cover in this post.[Read more…] about Leading In Uncertain Times. Lessons From Paul: Leverage Tech
This week on the podcast we share the second part of a two-part interview Blessing had with Bobby Gruenewald — Innovation Leader at Life.Church and creator of YouVersion / Bible App. In this episode they talk about the YouVersion Prayer feature and forming habits that help us grow spiritually.[Read more…] about Bobby Gruenewald: YouVersion Prayer, Resources & You (Part II) [Podcast #308]
I can’t remember the first SNL sketch I ever watched. As a Brit, I probably saw a few and just assumed they were from one of those American programs. However, when I watched their recently parody of Zoom church, I couldn’t help but relate to some of our own churches teething pains during the COVID lockdown.
Have a watch and see if you can relate to their experience.[Read more…] about Zoom Church: the Struggle Is Real…Amen?
Some parts of the world are beginning to congregate again. I’ve been thinking about things we are going to need as we go into this ‘cross over’ period. We all probably want to maintain some of the good practices we have learnt during this COVID19 period. Less touching, slightly more physical distancing, limiting numbers and all the other bits and pieces.[Read more…] about Create Contactless Sign In For Your Children’s Or Youth Ministry
Perhaps you missed the viral UK Blessing, which at the time of writing has over 2.7 million views. This song and video is a cover of Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship song based on the blessing in Numbers 6 but with vocals recorded from Churches all across the United Kingdom.
Here it is if you want to add to that view count:[Read more…] about British Prime Minister Thanks the UK Blessing